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Old 04-03-2006, 11:12 PM   #1061
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I saw Arlington road on Sunday and LOVED it. Who else thinks that Tim Robbins is an ace actor?

I also saw Innerspace this weekend for the fourth time. If you haven't watched innerspace, go do yourself a big favor and watch it. Wonderful movie.
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:06 PM   #1062
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Re: Inside Man. Honestly, I didn't get the whole OMGWTFHOWEEEVIL bit, either, but then, I didn't that much perceive it as preaching, really. Obviously, my ideals and the ideals of the bank robbers differ, but I can live with that, especially with the introduction of "why? because I can". Honestly, I can only stress that I truly found that was the main reason, emotionally, and that the rest are actually trivial extra bits.
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:04 PM   #1063
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Casanova, not Fellini's one, no. Perhaps the crappiest movie of its kind I've ever seen I wasn't expecting a masterpiece, but this was...
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:05 PM   #1064
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I saw Arlington road on Sunday and LOVED it. Who else thinks that Tim Robbins is an ace actor?

I also saw Innerspace this weekend for the fourth time. If you haven't watched innerspace, go do yourself a big favor and watch it. Wonderful movie.
*Raises hand One of his better parts, although it doesn't really make up for his WotW part
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Old 04-08-2006, 06:57 AM   #1065
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Slither. Awesome flick, one of the better horror films of recent years (still doesn't beat DotD though). Pretty funny, which is to be expected from James "Lollilove" Gunn and genuinely creepy at times. Highly recommended.
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Walk The Line Not a bad film at all. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon both do excellent jobs of reproducing their character's singing voices. The story was accurate, but Ms. Witherspoon's wardrobe was waaayyy off; June Carter was a wonderful woman in many ways but she never dressed that stylishly in her entire life! Jackie Kennedy she was not, but the director seemed to think that she was.
But no matter. The film captured the humor and directness that Johnny and June shared from the moment they met, and that was the real point.
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:24 AM   #1067
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Slither. Awesome flick, one of the better horror films of recent years (still doesn't beat DotD though). Pretty funny, which is to be expected from James "Lollilove" Gunn and genuinely creepy at times. Highly recommended.
I wanna see it cause Nathan Fillion's in it.
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Old 04-08-2006, 04:18 PM   #1068
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I went to see Lucky Number Slevin today. It was a mediocre movie, and not something I'd choose to watch again. I can enjoy mediocre movies, but this wasn't the type of movie for me.
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Old 04-08-2006, 07:47 PM   #1069
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I saw Lord of War yesterday. It was both honest and refreshing, a movie that tells it like it is.
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Ditto for Thank you for Smoking. Great flick
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I wanna see it cause Nathan Fillion's in it.
Heh, his role isn't actually that far away from Serenity/Firefly's, minus the weird sci-fi slang and stuff..
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V for Vendetta - Very good, but not exceptional, movie. It was a bit awkward at first, but I think I've found a word for said awkwardness... this is not a typical movie, but a theatre piece. Once I'd started to consider the movie that, everything fell into place as rather well done. Before I'd considered that, I felt a bit out of place.

I continue to believe the statement "People should not be afraid of their government, but the government should be afraid of their people" (or how it is in the original wording) is hogwash, especially since if the government is afraid of the people, it is more likely IMO to do censorship. Afterall, why censor if you're not afraid people will say something that could cause your downfall?
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Old 04-09-2006, 09:27 AM   #1073
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Michael Mann's The Keep. Just awful.
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:09 AM   #1074
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Primer

It's an independent movie (made for $7000, and with one guy writing, directing, producing, starring, editing and composing the music, and with his dad and sister in two of the other roles) that won the jury award at the 2004 Sundance festival. The story is about a couple of garage inventors who accidentally build a time machine. The results are... confusing.

Now, I took Memento in stride, and I thought Mulholland Dr. was too obvious, but this film really took my head for a spin. I actually watched it four times in one night (it's only slightly more than an hour long), twice with the director's commentary and the actors' and crew commentary, and I still couldn't figure everything out. But it does make sense! Discussions on the Internet use complicated diagrams to explain the plot.

It is a great movie, though, with a good script and excellent (excellent!) acting from the first-time cast. Not only did I never notice that they weren't professionals; it never occured to me that they weren't the characters they were playing. A thinking man's science fiction film. If you liked Cube, or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, you should check out Primer.
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Alien vs Predator
I was expecting terrible, and I got mediocre. I've also come to the conclusion that Paul W S Anderson isn't actually a terrible director, though he is certainly no writer. A case of needing to work with someone else's script, perhaps?

Anyway, the film. It's very cheesy, but at the same time reasonably entertaining.
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:26 PM   #1076
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I was expecting terrible, and I got mediocre.
That was exactly my reaction to Mortal Kombat, by the same director.

Then again, I was only 11 at the time...
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Heh. I guess this is why Anderson got dropped by the hate brigade once Mr Boll appeared; he doesn't actually make abysmal films, merely consistently disappointing ones.

If that makes any sense.
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Old 04-10-2006, 05:21 PM   #1078
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I just watched Eating Out.

The premise is, a straight man pretends to be gay in order to get close to a woman he wants, by dating her gay best friend. As you can imagine hilarity soon ensues.
I enjoyed it, the acting wasn't the best, but it made up for it with some really funny scenes.
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If you liked Cube, or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, you should check out Primer.
I absolutely loved Eternal Sunshine and absolutely hated Cube. Does that mean I'd be kinda meh towards Primer?
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I just watched Eating Out.

The premise is, a straight man pretends to be gay in order to get close to a woman he wants, by dating her gay best friend. As you can imagine hilarity soon ensues.
[rant]Good grief. Surely this isn't really a movie?
For starters:
What straight man would pretend to be gay just to get close to a woman? Scratch that...I know a couple who might be that desperate.
Better yet, what gay guy would go out with anyone more than once who didn't "put out"? And what straight woman would date a guy who'd previously dated her gay male best friend?
This premise is reminiscent of the Rock Hudson/Doris Day movie in which Rock (a deeply closeted gay man) portrays a straight man who pretends to be gay in order to get close to Doris's character.
That film was absurd and insulting during the early sixties. I find it hard to imagine that Eating Out is any less so today.[/rant]
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